Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Lighter Side to Vision Loss - Is That Possible?

Amy Bovaird
Amy Bovaird is a ghostwriter, an author, educator and inspirational speaker.  She is an animal advocate and rescuer, working with domestic and international animal rescue groups. She has traveled the world teaching English and has been known to rescue camels on the side of the road who were left to die.  

Amy suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa, a hereditary eye disease that progressively steals vision and eventual hearing loss as well.  

In her memoirs, Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith and her second book, Cane Confessions:  The Lighter Side to Vision Loss, Amy shares her journey from denial to advocacy, educator, and optimistic motivator.

Amy shares her story honestly; it is inspiring to anyone who has suffered loss.  She walks us through each step from denial to being able to help others through their journey to acceptance.  

Amy shares how she has learned to laugh her way
through trauma and this is clear in her interview and in her memoirs.  You will be encouraged by her story:

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Amy's book, Mobility Matters, is available on Amazon 

Amy Bovaird

Adventurous international teacher, Amy Bovaird, is diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a hereditary eye disease that will blind her.  In spite of that, she manages to continue teaching overseas. Unwilling to accept that she is truly losing her eyesight, Amy resists when the Bureau of Blindness schedules a mobility specialist to begin training her to use a white cane.  How can she, an independent world traveler, use something that screams ‘I am a blind person’?  Will her faith prove strong enough to allow her to move  forward and accept herself as she is?